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Berkeley, CA 94704

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As independent freelancers, Editcetera members set their own rates. Most prefer to work with hourly fees, but some work on a page, project, or milestone basis. Rates vary for many reasons and depend on

  • The skill(s) required
  • The freelancer’s experience
  • The complexity of the project
  • The schedule
  • Technical requirements of the job

Editcetera freelancers charge a minimum of $200 for a first job with a new client.

Work pace

Time required to complete a job varies considerably. Editors might complete work on 20 manuscript pages in an hour, or they might complete an average of only 1 page in an hour, depending on the type of work being done and the difficulty of the material. A standard manuscript page for purposes of estimation has 250 words on it. (A word-processed page could have 100 words on it or nearly 800 words, depending on font, margins, line spacing, etc.)


In order to give a reasonable estimate for editorial work, a freelancer must see sample manuscript and discuss your needs. At Editcetera, we take the time to make sure that you will get the service you want and that you understand the potential cost up-front. Most Editcetera members will provide an estimate and a sample edit before they begin serious work on a project.

Editcetera fees

Editcetera does not charge a company or agency fee above the rate you agree to with our members.

Tell us about your editorial needs. We look forward to working with you.

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Cristal Guderjahn